(updated 11/22/17)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 28, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.  PL elections.

Campout sign-up deadline - Tue, Nov 29, 11:00a.   This is the deadline to register for Dec 1-3 campout.  For registration, click here.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Dec 1-3.  The campout will be held at Yellow Creek Ranch, which is near Cat Spring, west of Houston.  Activities include various shooting sports.  Webelos and their parents are welcome. 

Court of Honor - Tue, Dec 5, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Dec 7, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Dec 12, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

 

**********  Joining Troop 55  **********

Key dates:
Oct-Dec - schedule visit for Troop Meeting
Nov 7, 7:00p - info session for new families
Jan 14, 3:00p - new scout orientation
Jan 20-21 - special campout for new scouts

For contacts, forms and other info, click on "Joining Info & Forms" in the index on the left.
 

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At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Oct 17, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned during the previous several months.  In addition, Conner Adzgery, IV Horton, Cole Renolds and Jonathan Riley received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Dec 5 at 6:30p.

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Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Tevia McLaren via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.

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Volunteers

We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.

 

Dues for 2017-18
Dues for the current school year are $130 for one scout and $110 for additional scouts from the same family (same as last year).  An extra $25 donation is requested.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check payable to "Troop 55" and send to: Tara Williams (T-55's Registrar), 4814 Benning Drive, Houston 77035.

Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Oct 17.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
 
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

Calendar for 2017-18
The new calendar for Aug 2017 through May 2018 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.
For a listing of the key dates, click here.

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FCT Advancement Sessions
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31   ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link

Please report training completions to Steve Mach, T-55's training coordinator, at training@troop55.org.

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Tara Williams at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.